Groundworker Apprentice L HEALY LTD

Founded in 1983, we are a groundworks and civil engineering company that specialises in medium to large housing developments across the Midlands. You will work towards achieving your Groundworker Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,355.20 to £24,382.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 7.30am - 5.00pm (Exact shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project. Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping. Groundworkers are able to transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as house building, commercial building and general building sites. Groundworkers work for all types of construction companies from small subcontractors to large main contractors.

  • The principles of health, safety, welfare and environmentally responsible work practices and how they must be applied in relation to the work, self and to others including understanding the principles of risk assessments
  • Basic awareness of environmental and health hazards e.g. Japanese knotweed, asbestos. How to identify contaminated ground conditions and the procedures for working safely on it.
  • Basic principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM), drawings, method statements, manufacturers’ information, work schedules and specifications
  • Technology including key factors and systems of work appropriate to different work environments and industry sectors (e.g. civil engineering, private residential, commercial)
  • The differences between modern and traditional construction methods and the physical and environmental factors when undertaking construction work and their potential impacts
    the techniques to handle and move loads manually and with mechanical aids including guiding the movement of articulated vehicles, plant and machinery using hand signals, hand signalling equipment and verbal / electronic communication equipment and storing resources safely and securely
  • Why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking groundworks (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE))
  • The principles and methods of working within confined space work
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms
  • Establishing work area protection
  • Locating and excavating to expose buried utility services
    providing temporary works including excavation support
    the basic principles of internal / external drainage and ducting systems
  • measuring, marking, cutting and installing geo membranes to stabilise soil
  • Reinstating excavations and ground surface finishes including installing street ironworks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • When applying for this role, you will be undertaking a level 2 Groundworker Qualification. This will be taught in two-week block release every two to three months at Construction college midlands based in Kings Norton Birmingham 
  • Functional Skills offered if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is a potential full-time position offered to the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Founded in 1983, we are a groundworks & civil engineering company that specialises in medium to large housing developments across the Midlands.







B98 9HL

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Training provider



Sam Williams

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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